Art & utopia

 
 
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Fourier au Japon
2019
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Charles Fourier review
The reception of Charles Fourier's thought in Japan.
Wilfrid Almendra - Light Boiled like Liquid Soap
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Light Boiled like Liquid Soap is an immersive installation by Wilfrid Almendra featuring radio transmissions and a series of sculptural elements made of copper, plaster, and silicone in various states of dematerialization. Combining found and repurposed materials, the works attest to notions of desire, circulation, and flux, from protective spaces of retreat to global economies of exchange.
Andrea Pichl -
2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
New monograph: an overview of Andrea Pichl's sculptural, drawn and photographic work, with four essays.
Pierre-Jean Giloux - Invisible Cities
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Zero2
This first monograph accompanies a series of videos inspired by the Metabolist utopist architecture movement, created in 1959 in Japan. The videos bring together several portraits of Japanese towns, combining digital images with filmed or photographed images of social and urban reality.
Mark Thomas Gibson - Early Retirement
2017
no text
Edition Patrick Frey
Mark Thomas Gibson questions the long-lost quest for utopia in the USA through a narrative that brings together the high and low visual languages of painting and comics.
Riccardo Giacconi - The Variational Status
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Humboldt Books
Artist and researcher Riccardo Giacconi investigates the relationship between a range of narrative forms (puppetry, street storytellers, flyers and pamphlets) and a series of pre-political acts of revolt staged between Italy and South America. This publication documents his research project and features a series of texts, notes, archives, illustrations, and interviews.
Philippe Cazal - Retour en avant
2017
French edition
Incertain Sens - Artist's books and editions
Eight slogans from the May 68 events in France, in duplex printing (artist's book).
 Élise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky - One head too many / Une tête en trop / Ein Kopf zu viel
2017
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
Trilingual monograph investigating five film-projects by the French-German duo. The publication features a series of essays and a high-quality photographic documentation.
Ingo Niermann - Solution 257 - Complete Love – A novel
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - Solution
Set during the 2011 Occupy movement, the tell of a love revolution started by an army of activists willing to bring justice and equality for all on an intimate level.
Florence Pazzottu - Frères numains - Discours aux classes intermédiaires
2016
French edition
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
(last copies available!)
A both poetic and political text which supports the French social movement that began on 31 March 2016.
Félix Fénéon - Les ventres et autres contes / Lonely Poisonous Mushroom (+ CD)
2016
French edition
Lenka lente
out of stock
Auteur des Nouvelles en trois lignes, cofondateur de La Revue Indépendante et rédacteur en chef de La Revue Blanche, Félix Fénéon (1861-1944) fut cet homme de lettres « qui n'a jamais été très prodigue de sa prose », selon le mot d'Apollinaire. Sur le CD qui accompagne ce livre de contes, Nurse With Wound pose cette singulière question : « les ventres » du premier texte auraient-ils souffert de l'absorption d'un mystérieux champignon ?
Bernadette Mayer - Utopia
2016
French edition
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A collection of texts defining utopia as a place existing only within the domain of language, Utopia gives a synthesis of historical utopias and a snapshot of the 1970-1980's poetic scene.
Yona Friedman - Slide Shows (3 books box set)
2016
trilingual edition (English / Chinese / French)
Cneai
Slide Shows is a three-volume box set, with over 1.500 original drawings and texts in which Friedman gives his own personal understanding of the multiple ways of thinking the world through a series of “cartoons.”
Yona Friedman - Drawings & Models / 手稿与模型 - 1945-2010
2016
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
The updated chronological compilation of Yona Friedman's plans, sketches, drawings, models, collages, installations, etc., since 1945: a monumental publication which offers a complete overview of the work of one of the greatest artists-architects and urbanist theoreticians today, in its many dimensions (urban, economic, ecological, cultural, social and political).
Felicity D. Scott - Critical Spatial Practice - Disorientation – Bernard Rudofsky in the Empire of Signs
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Felicity D. Scott reconsiders the learnings of Bernard Rudofsky on vernacular architecture in the light of his relation with Japan.
Stephanie Kloss - Weltausstellung
2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
out of stock
Stephanie Kloss's photographs capture the mythos and utopianism of architecture in locations as diverse as Athens, Berlin, the United States, and Japan (catalogue / artist's book).
André Salmon - Léon Léhautier, anarchiste pur / Close to you (+ CD)
2015
French edition
Lenka lente
out of stock
A text by André Salmon on French anarchist Léon Léhautier, accompanied by a mini-CD containing a piece by Nurse With Wound, Close to You.
 Le Corbusier & Norbert Bézard - La Ferme radieuse et le centre coopératif
2015
French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
out of stock
An unpublished manuscript, La Ferme radieuse et le centre coopératif (“The Radiant Farm and cooperative center”) describes the country planning project conceived by Le Corbusier and Norbert Bézard in the 1930's.
Yona Friedman - Blvd Garibaldi - Variations on Yona Friedman (book / DVD)
2015
bilingual edition (English / French), DVD in original version with English / french subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions - Variations on...
Box set including a book and a film on DVD.
Elitza Dulguerova - Usages et utopies - L\'exposition dans l\'avant-garde russe prérévolutionnaire (1900-1916)
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Uses and Utopias – The Exhibition in the Pre-Revolutionary Russian Avant-Garde: an essay on the exhibition practice in Russia in the years 1910-1920, and in particular on the relationship between exhibition and public space in the projects of the historical avant-gardes.
 Jozef Wouters & Pol Matthé - All Problems Can Never Be Solved
2014
English edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
A book about a fictional architecture office in a modernist social housing complex in Brussels, where real architects and locals worked together to make scale models: a reflection on scale models as spaces of negotiation, on maquettes as places where the desire of the architect is visible without the compromises of reality.
Michel Aubry - La Sixième Partie du monde
2014
French edition
Captures - Monographs & artist's books
Artist's book, based on the film A Sixth Part of the World by Dziga Vertov (1926).
Loïc Rignol - Les Hiéroglyphes de la Nature - Le socialisme scientifique en France dans le premier XIXe siècle
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
An epistemology of historical socialism (politics, natural sciences, humanities and religion in the early XIXth century).
Pierre-Luc Abramson - Mondes nouveaux et Nouveau Monde - Les utopies sociales en Amérique latine au XIXe siècle
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A study of social utopias (of European origin, mainly French) in Latin America in the 19th century: a contribution to the defense of utopia as a driving force of human progress, against all forms of utilitarianism and pragmatism.